Thursday, April 27, 2006
Proud Dad soon after the home birth with aunt Jinnie - a 'trained nurse" and gran and the collie pup in attendance. First born most photos. Box Brownie photographs we developed and printed in mum's kitchen when I was about 13. Dad holding me - look very new Dressing up Being dressed up Liz & Wendy with Michael born Jan 1945 - Dad back from Queensland "built" [Civil Eng ] hospital and water supply for troops in Atherton Tablelands A Sunday picnic in the bush - usually near some resevoir. Lake Wartook holiday - also saw a dear and climbed all the mountains around the Grampians. High jump champ for 3 years School Hockey Team for a few years My journalist friend and his old MG that opened the passenger door on turns on trips to the Dandenongs. 1956 Point Lonsdale back beach
After the big OS trip - working Caulfield, skiing trips and up to Noosa and back via Outback in new VW sedan - visited stud sheep station near Orange. Got a guitar. Got into folk music & coffee shops. Married 1966 and went to USA. Lived Charlotte NC - worked in small rehab hospital for paras and quads 3yrs ,.. Divorced after 1 year. Good jobs - no good pics. Beach and Smokey mountain holidays - lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, very old black and white spiral paint. Moved to Raleigh NC to OP orthopedic clinic, then Nashville c1969-71, Baptist General Hospital. Then Baltimore 1973. On the professional rat race with ever more interesting and rewarding career path public speaking and part time teaching and preparing to write book... air pollution and snow bad for my health... Trip to Rio de de Janeiro for a week. In 1975 Nov - back to Melbourne for good. Heart stuffed. No exciting jobs here but good climate and food and less crime - no ice and snow. Small population. Good to be back with family and old friends. Melbourne a good place live. Made a big trip round the East coast from Melbourne to Bribie Island Queensland. Many years later- playing recorders with a few groups and acting the clown playing them at the Myer Music bowl and even made the evening TV news!